This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.
I love indulging in comfort foods. Being from the South, sweet tea and comfort foods are king, and macaroni and cheese is considered a "vegetable" in many restaurants. Because it is. Totally. But not all recipes are created equal, which is why I really love the Pioneer Woman's version. It's cheesy, gooey, sticks to your gut and is really hard to get off a pan. Kinda like baked on brownies. Tasty, and so worth it. But getting those pans clean afterwards is a pain in the neck. I hosted a little comfort foods tasting party for my friends, and with the help of Cascade, got those dishes clean without a pre wash.
Check out this Mac N Cheese. Blazing hot, all covered in cheddar and Colby Jack. And another comfort food I love fried chicken. Big, fat tenders with lots of dipping sauces. It's a staple in our neck of the woods. (But just try cleaning that pan afterwards, and we'll talk).
After all the entrees were laid out on the table, it was time to clean the dishes. Did you know that there's a right way to load your dishwasher? Keep your big dishes and pans on the bottom rack. They stay near the sprayers and get maximum cleaning effort. More delicate dishes and cups go on the top rack, making sure never to put your glasses over the tines... just nestle them between them. It helps keep your glassware streak free! I loaded the dishwasher up with Cascade Platinum rinse aid and a pac, with no pre washing at all! (See all that cheese on the ladle? Oh yeah. NO prewashing here at all!) I was really nervous that the pans wouldn't be clean, and the heat from the dishwasher would bake the chocolate on even more. But you know what? I'll be darned if the Cascade Platinum not only made our dishes spotless, the dishwasher itself seemed a little cleaner, too.
Now, keep in mind that I have a LOT of fun with my friends. Not all of them wanted to get in on the picture (literally), but those that did had a great time conveying their surprise at the cleaning power onto film. Goofy faces, but the surprise was real. They didn't think it would be that clean.
I had all of my guests share their own thoughts on the dishwasher education and Cascade performance at the party. When they went home, I loaded them up with a big pack of Cascade Platinum and the Cascade Rinse Aid to try for themselves.
Carly was a believer. She told me the next day that her dishwasher was sparkling, and she couldn't believe that Cascade made that big of a difference. Doesn't she look like she could take Vanna White's job?!
If you want to try Cascade Platinum for yourself, and try loading your dishwasher smarter, be sure to enter the rafflecopter widget below to win a bag of Cascade Platinum, Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid, Whisk, Spatula, Cheese grater, and Oven mitts. Create your own Mac N Cheese and test the power of your dishwasher!